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Advice please on photo etch
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC
Ok guys, I am about to use photo etch for the first time. My question is how do you adhere the bedspring etch on the T34 series and then paint it without an airbrush ? thanks for your advice in advance, Keith
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
I haven't built the T-34 but what I have done in the past with mesh type screens is to heat the part over a flame to remove the shiny look and dull the etch down. If you have a part to bend it makes it easier as well. I put CA glue on the surface the etch will be placed on, wiping away any excess, and then carefully place the etch part. After it has set for a minute or two I carefully clean up the mesh to remove any glue. If I am using a brush I use a minimal amount, almost like dry brushing, and gently go over the part a few times until the color is built up.